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Seven held after British military boards threatened oil tanker in English Channel

London - British soldiers on Sunday boarded an oil tanker off England's south coast and detained seven suspects, the defence ministry said, after the crew were forced to take shelter from stowaways who threatened them.

Britain signs post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Apo - Britain hailed its first major post-Brexit trade deal Friday after signing an agreement with Japan that it said shows it can stand alone on the global stage, as talks on a pact with the European Union remain bogged down.

UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

London - Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement.

New urgency as UK reopens stalled Brexit talks with EU

London - Britain said Wednesday it was resuming trade negotiations with the European Union, accelerating the fraught process to round-the-clock meetings in a bid to salvage a deal within weeks.

EU's Barnier moves to break Brexit stalemate

Apo - EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday that Europe is ready to move to break the Brexit stalemate, in comments welcomed by London that raised hopes negotiations could be saved.

Brexit waves threaten to wreck Belgian fishing

Ostend - Britain's departure from the European single market will disrupt many long-standing economic relationships and could yet devastate one of the oldest -- the Belgian fishing fleet's work in UK waters.

Barnier warns 'little time left' as Brexit stalemate drags on

Apo - The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier urged Britain Tuesday to use the little time that remains to clinch a post-Brexit deal, with London refusing to restart talks until Brussels signals willingness to make concessions.

Wales announces two-week lockdown to stop virus surge

London - Wales will impose a full "firebreak" lockdown for two weeks from Friday to try to reduce a soaring number of new coronavirus cases, First Minister Mark Drakeford said on Monday.

UK insists EU must go further to break Brexit deadlock

London - Britain on Monday welcomed signals that the European Union was ready to intensify stalled post-Brexit trade talks, but said its commitments did not yet go far enough to restart face-to-face negotiations.

Tower of London ravens re-adapt to life after lockdown

London - Chris Skaife has one of the most important jobs in Britain. As Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, he is responsible for the country's most famous birds.

Early release for murderer who used narwhal tusk to foil London attack: media

London - A convicted murderer who used a narwhal tusk to help stop a terror attack by a knife-wielding Islamist will likely have his sentence reduced after Britain's Queen Elizabeth intervened, according to media reports.

UK, EU to discuss 'structure' of Brexit talks after walkout threat

London - European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the "structure" of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London's threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels' approach.

Mask-free Queen ventures outside 'HMS Bubble' to secret lab

Salisbury - Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday made her first public visit outside a royal residence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, visiting a top secret research lab but appearing without a face mask.

EU leaders tell London to budge on post-Brexit deal, drawing UK anger

Apo - European leaders on Thursday demanded Britain urgently give ground on fair trade rules to unblock stalled post-Brexit negotiations, angering London and putting the fate of the talks in jeopardy.

UK fishermen hopeful of netting late deal in EU trade talks

Newhaven - Trawling the Channel aboard his boat "About Time", skipper Neil Whitney is hopeful the UK will net a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU that will finally favour British fishing.

Brexit talks' fate hangs in balance at EU summit

Apo - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared himself disappointed in the progress of post-Brexit trade talks Wednesday, but he will wait for news from an EU summit before deciding whether to pull the plug.

Polish divers neutralise huge WWII bomb

Warsaw - Polish military divers on Tuesday defused a massive World War II bomb discovered at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea, the navy said.

UK govt defends ignoring scientists' virus advice

London - The British government on Tuesday insisted it is still "guided by science" following criticism that senior ministers had ignored the advice of experts three weeks ago for tougher restrictions to cut rising coronavirus infections.

EU foresees 'weeks' of talks despite UK Brexit deadline

Apo - Brussels said Tuesday that negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal could yet take weeks, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's self-declared deadline was about to expire.

Pubs shut in Liverpool as UK tightens virus control measures

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered pubs in Liverpool to shut as part of a new strategy to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, as staff at three field hospitals across the country were told to prepare for a wave of admissions.

Pubs shut in Liverpool as UK tightens virus control measures

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered pubs in Liverpool to shut as part of a new strategy to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, as staff at three field hospitals across the country were told to prepare for a wave of admissions.

'I don't blame anyone': Vietnam truck tragedy families speak out one year on

Vietnam - Le Minh Tuan has curled up in the bed of his deceased son every night since the young man suffocated in a truck in Britain alongside dozens of other Vietnamese migrants one year ago.

Hundreds evacuated as Polish divers begin high-risk bomb defusal

Warsaw - Hundreds of residents were evacuated on Monday as Polish military divers began a delicate operation to defuse a massive World War II bomb in a channel near the Baltic Sea.

Kenyan filmmaker hopes to follow in Hollywood's LGBTQ footsteps

London - The Kenyan director behind a new documentary about a gay couple struggling for acceptance in the east African country hopes its film industry can mirror Hollywood's progressive role in promoting LGBTQ rights.

Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in US court

Alexandria - Two members of the notorious Islamic State kidnapping cell dubbed the "Beatles" pleaded not guilty in a US court on Friday to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages.

Aussie ex-PM registers as foreign agent over UK role

Sydney - Australia's right-wing former prime minister Tony Abbott registered as an agent of foreign influence Friday, after controversially taking up a role as a trade advisor to the UK government.

The 'Beatles': IS jihadists with taste for torture

Paris - Their hostages called them the "Beatles" because of their British accents.

Prince William launches 'prestigious' environment prize

London - Britain's Prince William on Thursday launched a "prestigious" environmental prize aimed at turning "pessimism into optimism" by rewarding innovative solutions to the planet's biggest problems.The Earthshot Prize will present five £1 million ($1.

UK, Ukraine to sign post-Brexit 'partnership agreement'

London - Britain and Ukraine will on Thursday sign a "strategic partnership agreement" to support Kiev's sovereignty "in the face of Russia's destabilising behaviour", Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said.

Report damns Church of England over handling of abuse

London - The Church of England was on Tuesday criticised in a damning report for protecting predatory priests rather than young victims of sexual abuse.
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